March brought more than just a new season with it as, per usual these days, SO MUCH happened in the retail, restaurant and event world here in Nashville. Here’s a round up of the most in-the-buzz items to keep you in the know!
John Besh Concepts Are Coming
John Besh, the culinary hot shot out of New Orleans, is heading north to Music City. With a newly created company called One House Hospitality, Besh will unveil three new dining concepts in the Thompson Nashville hotel, which is slated to open in the Gulch this fall. Besh, who has an impressive pedigree of restaurants, including Shaya, will add to that roster with The Marsh, inspired by Besh’s upbringing in the Big Easy, as well as a coffee shop, Killebrew Coffee, and a rooftop cocktail bar. Learn more about Besh and his repertoire at chefjohnbesh.com.
Grilled Cheese, With Walls, Is Coming, Too!
While we love tracking down the Grilled Cheeserie, knowing that it will soon have walls as a brick and mortar location makes us very happy. If the stars align, it will be located next to a possible new Biscuit Love in the old Sunset Grill location in Hillsboro Village. Those two, side by side, is enough to make us do a cartwheel … you know, for those of us who can do a cartwheel. Hillsboro Village has always been hip, but this announcement puts it on the trajectory to be a contender for more of-the-moment neighborhoods, to be sure. Now, the only burning question is where will we park?
Blue Moon Grille Open for the Season
While perennial favorite Blue Moon Waterfront Grille doesn’t officially open for the spring/summer season until April 16, you can enjoy a meal on the water for limited hours until then. Current hours are Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Blue Moon is located at 525 Basswood Ave. in West Nashville. Call (615) 356-6666 or visit bluemoongrille.com for more info.
Tickets Now On Sale!
With the weather warming up, there is no shortage of things to do. Make sure you have your tickets to the city’s most popular events. Get your tickets now for Nashville Fashion Week, the O’More School Fashion Show, The Women’s Fund Power of the Purse luncheon featuring keynote speaker Lauren Bush Lauren, the Nashville Film Festival and Listen to Your Mother. We’ll see you there!
Looking for The Perfect Pair?
After 13 years in Bandywood, The Perfect Pair has moved. Expect the same great quality and selection of shoes, boots, clothing and accessories — as well as friendly service — just at a new location. You can now find your perfect pair at 4103 Hillsboro Circle (next to Stitch-It) in Nashville. Learn more at theperfectpairnashville.com.
Another Brunch Option for All
Popular newly relocated eatery Edgehill began offering brunch this month. Enjoy a mary or a mimosa along with popular brunch fare including French toast casserole, chicken and waffles with the option for hot chicken or biscuits and gravy to name a few. Edgehill is located at 1201 Villa Place, Nashville, TN 37212. Hours are Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Learn more at (615) 942-5717.
Beautiful Flowers in Bloom at Cheekwood
Always offering a beautiful retreat from the daily grind, the “Cheekwood in Bloom” exhibit opened this month at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. Stop by and enjoy the view of more than 150,000 bulbs in full bloom throughout the garden grounds. Plus, there are special weekend events planned throughout the exhibit, including live music, bunnies and ducks in time for Easter and much more. “Cheekwood in Bloom” closes on April 24. Cheekwood also just announced First Thursdays starting in April and running through September. Join the festivities each first Thursday of the month as the gates won’t close until 10 p.m. Listen to music and enjoy the gardens as well as the Steve Tobin: Southern Roots exhibit. Learn more here.
Soviet Photography and Film at The Frist
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts opened its new exhibit, The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography and Film, on March 11 and it will run through July 4, 2016. “The Power of Pictures explores the relationship between art and politics, revisiting a point in history when artists were a primary engine of social change.” – The Frist. There are also 12 films being presented each week, varying in length from 52 minutes to 125 minutes. See the full schedule here and be sure to experience this exhibit!
And Now for Something Grand-ER …
K. McCarthy is hosting their “Grand-ER Opening” this coming Wednesday, March 30, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The new store will be located at 4121 Hillsboro Pike (next door to Kings Jewelers) in Green Hills. At the Grand-ER Opening, ogle some gorgeous Cassandra Collections jewelry as well as a host of new spring clothes. In preparation for the opening, please note that the K. McCarthy location upstairs at Sugar Dive will be closed March 28-29. Learn more here.
51st Founders Opening New Restaurant in The Nations
For a neighborhood that is ever-growing, The Nations will be home to husband/wife duo Tony and Caroline Galzin’s second restaurant Nicky’s Coal Fired, which is slated to open this fall. Taking up residence in the Stocking 51, a mixed-use development housed in the former home of Belle Meade Hosiery, Nicky’s Coal Fired will feature Italian cuisine — coal-fired pizzas, antipasto dishes, gelato, etc. — led by Tony, while Caroline heads up the beverage program. The pair announced their departure from the first restaurant venture, 51st Kitchen, earlier this year.
Get a Dose of the East Side
You’re in luck! Popular west-side coffee shop Dose announced earlier this month that they are expanding, opening a second location at 1400 McGavock Pike in East Nashville’s Riverside Village. Dose plans to open in earlier summer. Visit the Dose website for more details.
And We Bid a Fond Farewell to …
Green Hills is losing a bit of its sweetness this month. Goozy Dessert Bar & Cafe closed their location at 4117 Hillsboro Pike mid-month. And while we’re sad to see them leave, you can still get a quick Goozy fix from their location inside The Mall at Green Hills.
We also must say goodbye to Sugar Dive, the popular sweets shop ironically located a stone’s throw from Goozy. Sugar Dive closes for good on Wednesday, March 30.
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